Todd Carpenter sat down with David Nicholson, Journals Publishing Director, Life Sciences and Alice Meadows, Director, Society Relations at Wiley for an interview that was published yesterday in the new issue of Wiley-Blackwell Publishing News.
Here’s one of the 10 question/answers exchanges.
In 2011 we interviewed Jan Brase of Datacite and he referred to collaboration with NISO around data and citation formats – what are the latest developments?
I serve on a CODATA-ICSTI task force, led by Dr. Brase, which is focused on developing a culture of data citation. That group is working on a draft report, which should be released in late 2012 or early 2013, that will include the group’s findings and recommendations related to data citation. The group has compiled an impressive bibliography related to data citation, which is available on the CODATA website. Also, the group hosted a meeting in conjunction with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Berkeley, CA last summer. An official report of that meeting is due to be published by NAS this summer. Once the final report of this project is published, there will likely be standardization efforts related to establishing a formal standard of metadata or citation elements necessary for data citation. These efforts are meant to be Phase 2 of this project and will likely happen either with cooperation of NISO and/or ISO.